Waterscapes Australia designs and builds natural water features for residential, commercial and municipal landscapes.

We create one-of-a-kind aquatic ecosystems in the form of streams, waterfalls, recreation and ecosystem ponds.

Each feature is individually crafted to blend with your existing landscape “like it has always been there”.

Creating well-balanced ecologies reduces maintenance and supports healthy fish and plants while transforming your backyard into an incredible, all-natural, low-maintenance paradise.



Changing the way Australia builds ponds.

Waterscapes Australia has been at the frontier of natural water feature design and installation in Australia since its founding in 2008.

Based on the Sunshine Coast, Waterscapes Australia is an owner-operated business under multi award winning designer, Patrick Handley.

With over twenty years of global experience in natural water feature design, his forte is creating lasting, naturally inspired sanctuaries for clients and environments alike.


A small selection of our memorable projects

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Happy Earth Day everyone! Did you know that Waterscapes specialises in chemical-free swim ponds? These recreation ponds are ideal for those that want a more natural alternative to chlorinated swimming pools. We should all strive to make choices that help the Earth and the creatures we share this beautiful place with. Natural swimming ponds can be home to fish, native frogs, and butterflies, allowing you to reconnect with nature and enjoy the wonder of the natural world. ...

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Tired of maintaining a chlorine pool? Discover the beauty of fresh, clean, and natural swim ponds by Waterscapes. Our ponds utilise a natural ecosystem to maintain balance, meaning no need for chemicals!

Natural swim ponds combine natural stone, aquatic plants, fish, and beneficial bacteria to create well-balanced ecologies.

The Waterscapes team can also complete swimming pool conversions, transforming your old pool into a breathtaking natural swim pond.

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Rock stepping stones elicit feelings of hidden pathways and tranquil spaces. The team at Waterscapes can add a stone pathway to your pond to provide a fun method of immersing yourself in the beauty of your pond while easily getting from one side to the other.

Protruding rocks can also be a great spot for sun-loving water creatures who wish to soak up some rays, which can be fun for kids (and adults) to watch!

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There are many different types of flowers that can be planted in and around your pond. Whether you’re looking to bring more butterflies and birds to your backyard, provide shelter for the pond and its fish, or simply wish to brighten up the area, flowers can make a beautiful addition to your pond.

Some flowers you may wish to include in or around your pond include:

🌼 Water Lilly
🌼 Cardinal Flower
🌼 Flag Iris
🌼 Mosaic Plant

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The team at Waterscapes Australia can create an eye-catching feature pond for your home or business. Our ponds are designed to accentuate the natural surrounds, blending in seamlessly with the space and looking as if they could have always been there.

We work closely with our clients to ensure the designs reflect their aesthetic desires. This includes helping you choose the rocks that you wish to incorporate, positioning of features such as waterfalls and fountains, and even advice when it comes to selecting plants and fish.

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Your pond doesn’t need to be static. Waterfalls and other running water features can be added to your pond design to create a wonderful, moving garden feature.

A combination of rocks, pebbles, and plants can be brought together to make a natural pond that suits the aesthetic of your garden. Our experienced team will work closely with you to create a design that you will be proud to show to guests.

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Dream of having a gorgeous natural swim pond that you and the family can enjoy all year-round? The experienced team at Waterscapes can build beautiful swim ponds that integrate seamlessly with nature.

We create swim ponds in a range of different sizes to suit your space and requirements. Enjoy your summer swims and reconnect with nature with a natural swim pond from Waterscapes.

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Wildlife HQ is host to an array of animals, both native and exotic. Aquascape Inc donated and completed the installation of an ecosystem pond for the gibbon exhibit at Wildlife HQ.

Our ecosystem ponds can be enjoyed by humans and animals alike! Wildlife HQ is located at the Big Pineapple in Woombye, Queensland, If you’d like to see the pond at the gibbon exhibit, or wish to support the zoo.

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Birds eye of the Courtyard at Doonan. ...

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Working with different rock types can be challenging but also very rewarding as the pieces fall into place. Working on away projects means rock composition and form can be vastly different from what is most commonly used on local designs.
The designing and building of a waterfall piece such as this one often just come to me in a rush as the lay of the terrane and casting of the eye over the pile of boulders make sense.
This Dragon Head falls was a relatively quick process to bring the 3 stones together in their final placement. Simplicity is best .
Its going to be good to see the landscape grow in around it.

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Waterscapes is an Australian owned and operated business, based on the stunning Sunshine Coast. Founded in 2008, the company is run by multi award winning designer, Patrick Handley, who has more than 25 years of global experience.

“Like a fire, running water is mesmerising and you can find yourself transported to that same primordial place by a natural stream or waterfall,” Patrick says.

Each of Patrick’s Waterscapes water features are designed to be environmentally and innovative. We also strive to use energy saving technologies in our creations, to help this beautiful planet of ours.

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At Waterscapes Australia, we respect the environment when creating our ponds. As a company, we use sustainably sourced materials to create well-balanced ecologies.

Waterscapes uses a selection of natural stone, beneficial bacteria, fish, and aquatic plants to create naturally-inspired and efficient water features.

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Love our native aquatic friends? Waterscapes can help you set up a native fish pond in your backyard.

Some of the types of native fish you may wish to introduce to your pond include:
🐟 Flat-headed galaxias
🐟 Crimson spotted rainbowfish
🐟 Eel-tailed catfish
🐟 Blue eyes
🐟 Pygmy perch
🐟 Jungle perch

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A few years ago, Waterscapes created this 1000m2 recreation lake on a rural property in South East Queensland. This stunning lake system project was a full redesign conversion of an existing dam.

Complete with a wetland filter to keep the water clear, and a large scale waterfall, this recreation lake is designed to be enjoyed by humans and native wildlife, alike.

We love completing large projects just as much as smaller ones!

📸 by @apex_mediagroup

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Love the sound of running water? Miss holidaying on tropical islands? A waterfall could bring the feeling of island relaxation to your backyard.

Create your very own natural water feature or pond with Waterscapes Australia. Our team of experts will work closely with you to design a beautiful water feature that reflects your taste, while looking natural in your garden.

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